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Mitch Perry Report for 3.13.15 — Random thoughts

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Welcome to the hottest Friday the 13th in March in Tampa Bay history. If it’s Friday in Tallahassee, it’s vacation day. Although the regular session began just 10 days ago, lawmakers are apparently burned out, and require a three-day weekend. No hearings are scheduled today in the Capitol. Then again, the House of Representatives have been off all week. Such work ethic is what prompted David Jolly to propose a bill last year that would require Congress to meet from 8…

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Battle over solar power heats up as proponents fend off attacks from Americans for Prosperity

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The drive to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot next year that would allow Floridians more choice about using solar power has enjoyed quick success, and furious push-back from their opponents. On Saturday, Conservatives for Energy Freedom, one of the groups pushing for a constitutional amendment in 2016 on solar, blasted the group Americans for Prosperity for what they claim are inaccurate talking points that the group has been issuing.. “AFP frequently mentions the subsidies for solar, but fails to…

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Session openers: Rick Scott touts enviro spending, Steve Crisafulli warns against land-buying

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House and Senate leaders touted water policy during opening speeches of the legislative session while Gov. Rick Scott again said he’s proposing more than required under Amendment 1. And House Speaker Steve Crisafulli warned that he’s reluctant to support an increase in land-buying despite Amendment 1, the water and land conservation funding initiative approved by 75 percent of voters. The 2015 legislative session began with the usual pomp and glad-handing but somewhat quieter than in recent years in the social…

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